Can You Find the Right Straightener for Your Hair?
Whether you’re searching through Beyond the Beauty
or on your own, you’re likely to find what seems like an endless supply of flat
irons on the market today. So, which are the best hair straighteners out there
to consider? Here at Beyond the Beauty, we want to make sure everyone can make
the most of choosing the right products and tools to make the most of their
beauty routine. A hair straightener is an extremely important tool for a lot of
people, so how can you make sure you’re using the right one?
Iron Reflects Your Type
Hair straighteners can be used on both your natural
hair, or Remy hair extensions, but the bottom line is the same; your
straightener should be a perfect fit for the type of hair you’re trying to
iron. Not all hair is created equally, as you might know. Your straightener
should work with your hair type, not against it. If you don’t have the right
straightener for your type, you run the risk of actually damaging your hair.
So, let’s take a closer look at some of the details you should consider, based
on the kind of hair you already have.
Thick, Coarse Hair
If you have hair on the thicker side, you’ll first
want to consider the plate material of your straightener. Ceramic, titanium, or
tourmaline would all work very well. The plate size itself shouldn’t be
exceedingly thick - no larger than 2” inches. Finally, choose a straightener
with a temperature gauge you can control. For thick hair, you’ll want the
temperature to be somewhere between 380-420 degrees.
The same rules apply if you have medium hair
(somewhere between thick and thin), or if you have a slight wave to your hair.
The plate materials and width of the plate should be the same. However, for
medium hair, you’ll want to lower the temperature you use. Somewhere between 320-380
degrees should work perfectly to fit your needs.
Thin, Fine Hair
Having thin hair while using a flat iron might seem
somewhat dangerous, but with the right straightener and the right temperature,
it’s perfectly safe and extremely effective. In fact, straightening thin hair
is very easy, because it doesn’t take much heat, and you can virtually use any
size plate! The most important thing here is to make sure you’re using the
right type of plate; ceramic is usually best, as it heats evenly and won’t burn
your hair. Just make sure you’re not heating the iron over 360 degrees, or you could do some damage, depending on how
fine your hair really is.
Keep in mind that since no two heads of hair are
alike, there is no ‘one size fits all’ for straighteners. Take the time to do
your research when it comes to finding the right flat iron to fit your needs.
Not only will you protect your hair in the process, but you’ll end up with the
ability to get a better result than you could have ever imagined.